Don't miss the chance to see Michael Illingworth's estate

by India Hendrikse / 11 September, 2017
Art and Object, Fri 8–Thu 14 Sep
Art and Object, Fri 8–Thu 14 Sep

The Estate of Michael Illingworth

The estate collection of well-known New Zealand artist Michael Illingworth is up for sale. Notable for his cartoon-like nude figures that caused a stir in conservative 1960s Auckland society, this significant collection (including the 1965 work ‘Painting with Rainbow’, detail, left) comprises canvases, works on paper and a variety of seldom-seen sculptures, dating from the 1950s to 1980s. 3 Abbey St, Newton

Q Theatre, Wed 4–Sun 15 Oct
Q Theatre, Wed 4–Sun 15 Oct

Tempo Dance Festival

A 12-day celebration of contemporary dance spices up Auckland city. From veteran dance group Limbs – who are still choreographing 40 years on – to gender-challenging Why Chromozone, the festival bends the rules of dance. 305 Queen St, central city

Auckland Museum, Wed 13 Sep
Auckland Museum, Wed 13 Sep

Allied Values

Paperboy is chuffed to be a LATE partner. Book your tickets to this conversation between Nicky Hager, Jane Kelsey, Jim Bolger, Maiki Sherman and Leonie Hayden, which addresses whether we should defriend our political allies if their values differ to ours. Auckland Domain, Parnell. 

Ponsonby Central, Mon 11–Sun 17 Sep
Ponsonby Central, Mon 11–Sun 17 Sep

Bazart

Artist Barry Fenton is passionate about animal welfare, so the funds raised from his new exhibition will go straight to the SPCA.Animal adoption is also promoted, so you could walk away with art and a new pup.

Windross Farm, Thu 28 Sep–Sun 1 Oct
Windross Farm, Thu 28 Sep–Sun 1 Oct

New Zealand Women’s Open

Get out there and root for golf superstar Lydia Ko as she faces tough competition from the likes of Taiwan’s Yani Tseng and America’s Brittany Lincicome. It’s gonna get heated. 

REC, Fri 15 Sep
REC, Fri 15 Sep

The Jungle Giants

Australian four-piece indie rock band The Jungle Giants are coming to Auckland for the first time, following the success of singles ‘Feel The Way I Do’ and ‘On Your Way Down’. These guys are cool.  

FHE Galleries, until Sat 7 Oct
FHE Galleries, until Sat 7 Oct

Melanie Mills: Hymn to the Sun 

Melanie Mills’ colourful still-life paintings are perfectly imperfect. The perspective is often a touch off and the technique sometimes comes across childlike, the naivety reminiscent of greats such as Frida Kahlo. The oil paintings in Hymn to the Sun are filled with flowers, from purple magnolias to red rhododendrons. 221 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

Various locations, until Sun 24 Sep
Various locations, until Sun 24 Sep

Going West Books and Writers Festival

Books, poetry, theatre and film out west. Highlights include the Indie Book Fair, Poetry Slam and a whole lot of writer’s talks. goingwestfest.co.nz

Q Theatre, Thu 21 Sep–Sun 1 Oct
Q Theatre, Thu 21 Sep–Sun 1 Oct

Velvet

Feast your eyes on this saucy international cabaret. Powered by a disco soundtrack and combining circus with dance, this is one high-octave party. 305 Queen St, central city

Basement Theatre, Tue 26–Sat 30 Sep
Basement Theatre, Tue 26–Sat 30 Sep

Four Leaps//One Point

Up-and-coming choreographers Amelia Chong, Bella Wilson, Celina Torres and Kerryanne Mayhew come together to create four different thematic interpretations of Malia Johnston’s dance, Miniatures, which has become a classic in the New Zealand dance world. Lower Greys Ave, central city

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